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Balancing Life’s Responsibilities

One of the most difficult things in sports is multi-tasking. We see it in the NFL at a management level when head coaches try to also carry on as general managers—a strategy that usually ends badly. We also see it in the NFL when head coaches try to  function as coordinators, calling the plays for either the offense or defense…

Setting Priorities – First Things First Podcast

As baseball season progresses this summer, every one of the 750 Major League players will have to re-evaluate whether baseball is their top priority. And as Christians, we’re called to do the same thing regarding our relationship with God. This weekend on Sport.Org, we’ll find encouragement in keeping first things first with David Murphy of the Cleveland Indians and former…

Setting Priorities

I love playing golf, but there was a time when I almost quit. Why? Well, first of all, I was playing really poorly and was frustrated. Additionally, golf isn’t cheap and these days every penny counts. But, beyond the frustration or the finances was the investment of time.

Time, in a sense, is our most precious unrenewable resource. We can’t…

Sports Parenting

Parenting and sports collide to present to us both great challenges and great opportunities. We have all seen the extremely unfortunate expressions of sports parenting, embodied in soccer moms, tyrant dads, and helicopter parents. But those are just the negative extremes. What about the moms and dads (like the parents of Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer, along with other NASCAR…

Sports Idolatry Podcast

With instant stats and scores, following your favorite team or player has never been easier. But when the game becomes the most important thing on our agenda, our priorities need shifting! On Sports Spectrum, hear from college basketball coach Charlotte Smith and sports broadcaster Fred Hickman on the negative impact of idolizing sports. That’s all on this edition of Sports…

When You Cross the Line

In a recent Barclays Premier League soccer match from England, I saw a banner declaring, “Chelsea is our religion. Stamford Bridge is our church.” That catchy motto, however, is not limited to that south London club or its stadium. Most of the teams in the world’s best soccer league have similar sayings. And, while I understand that it is, in…

Balancing Life's Priorities Podcast

Between work, family, and keeping up the home it’s easy to succumb to the stress of a chaotic schedule. This Mother’s Day weekend hear practical solutions for "Balancing Life’s Priorities." Thoughtful dialogue with Major League Baseball coach Turner Ward and former Olympic softball player Leah O’Brien-Amico. Enjoy this timely edition of Sports Spectrum.

Understanding the First Things

In golf, the old saying is that you drive for show but you putt for dough. At the WGC Cadillac Championship in March, this was proven afresh in bold terms. During practice prior to the opening round of the tournament, Tiger Woods recognized that his putting was in trouble and was holding back his opportunities for success. As a result,…

Two-Minute Drill

Last week we discussed the special pressure attached to a fourth and goal situation with the game on the line. Today we examine a somewhat different but, in its own right, equally important pressure-point in a football game—the two-minute drill. As the clock is winding down, the ability to execute on offense becomes more and more intense. Why? Because every second…

Commanding Our Attention

It's that time of year again, and NFL football fans are licking their lips because this week they'll start to see a flurry of exhibition games—signaling that the start of the 2012 season is not far away. It used to be the case that the NFL was a fall sport, but now it seems to be year-round. After the Super…